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May 31st marks an interesting intersection of various global and national observances, each with its unique focus and celebrations. From raising awareness about the importance of biodiversity to embracing technological advancements, this day serves as a platform for both education and joy.

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Interesting Facts of May 31st

  1. 1. On May 31, 1889, the Johnstown Flood occurred after the South Fork Dam collapsed in Pennsylvania, USA. It was one of the most devastating disasters in American history, causing the deaths of over 2,200 people.
  2. 2. May 31st is the last day of Meteorological Spring in the northern hemisphere, which starts on March 1st. This classification is used by meteorologists for calendrical consistency and data comparison.
  3. 3. May 31, 1911, marked the launch of the RMS Titanic from its drydock in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Although not the day it set off on its ill-fated maiden voyage, this was the day it first took to the water.
  4. 4. The birth date of famous American actor Clint Eastwood, who was born on May 31, 1930. Eastwood is renowned for his roles in Westerns and as a director and producer.
  5. 5. May 31st, 1977, is the day the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System was completed. The pipeline spans 800 miles and transports oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, Alaska.